Stats from FIFA.com, the website of the international soccer org that runs the tournament, confirm that digital viewing is building fast on computers and mobile devices, including smartphones.
French helmer Kim Chapiron's gritty prison drama "Dog Pound" has been acquired by New York-based Elephant Eye for U.S. distribution.
"Caminos" opened Paris' burgeoning Diferente 3! Spanish Film Festival Monday.
Only in France could wine be the center of a hot political debate.
Big-budget studio fare and animated auteur titles got equal attention at France's Annecy Animation Festival, with animators from around the world gathering to discuss the future of toondom.
French pubcaster France Televisions has bought three 3D animated series, "Charlot," "Peter Pan" and "Loopdidoo's Zany Christmas," which will screen in 3D on the pubaster's web platform.
NBC Universal's "30 Rock" and Lionsgate's "Mad Men" won international producer kudos for comedy and drama respectively at the 50th Monte Carlo TV Festival, which closed Thursday night.
"Fox" earns plaudits at a fest which is swamped by animation school students from France and beyond.
Up-and-coming French VFX and toon shingle Chez Eddy is developing two comedy animated skeins, "Les Zarbs" (Treez) and "Seule en Solo" (Solo Me), for Canal Plus and Orange.
Jacques-Remy Girerd will follow up "Mia and the Migoo," which won last year's European Film Academy toonpic prize, with "Tante Hilda."
France's Herold and Family is advancing on production of "Cendrillon 3D" (Cinderella 3D), which is likely to be one of France's first stereoscopic 3D toonpic releases.